Let’s face it, Twitter can be a very noisy place. Exposure is hard to come by. Things move so rapidly and before you know it, your tweets are lost in the “Twitter abyss”. So finding tools to help you create worthwhile tweets to be seen at the right times are IMPORTANT!
I want to cover the basics of some tools that I use to help me tweet smarter on a daily basis.
Notepad open? Evernote or Google Doc ready? Okay here we go:
TweetDeck is my NUMBER ONE tool that I use for Twitter. It never leaves my computer screen! Some advantages of TweetDeck are its beautiful interface, column feature (great for Tweet chats by the way), advanced search functions, and multiple accounts feature.
I use this app as my main client for Twitter. TweetDeck offers two different themes currently, a dark and light. You’re also able to adjust the font size and column size according to your preferences. The columns feature really gives me the ability to keep up with my notifications, and through the search functions, Tweet chats at the same time!
The ONLY con I currently have for TweetDeck is the removal of its mobile app in 2011 when bought by Twitter. Seeing as how I’m mobile quite often, its sad that this amazing app must be limited to a desktop environment. Maybe we can see it return? AH HEMM Twitter??
I can’t always be online. I’m human. I have a wife (that says enough :P). So to make sure I’m still providing my followers with great content, I have to rely on Buffer.
Buffer, in my opinion, is the best tweet scheduling tool. One thing I like, is Buffer has a smart algorithm build in to their scheduling tab that picks the best times I need to tweet to see results. How genius is that?
Apart from smart scheduling, Buffer has amazing analytics that show me the results of each tweet sent out through Buffer. It tells me how many people retweeted, favorited, or clicked the link on a tweet, as well as the tweet’s reach. Buffer has a real good thing going!
While Canva is not considered a Twitter tool, I use it quite frequently for Twitter purposes. All of my blog post images are created in Canva therefore, I use them when I tweet out my posts as well. This increases engagement due to the way Twitter makes images look in the feed.
My favorite part of Canva is its all in one design templates. Whenever I need to make an image for something whether a blog post image, tweet image, or email header, you can guarantee that Canva will have the dimensions and plenty of templates for you to choose from.
My only wish is that Canva could do transparent backgrounds. I’d never have to see GIMP again! 😛
IFTTT (IF This then That)
IFTTT has become very useful to me ever since I began doing Twitter chats. You see I love keeping up with new people that engage with me. I LOVE engaging back to tweets that they post. #CareBeforeShare. What IFTTT has allowed me to do, is automagically place people into a list whenever they mention me! How cool is that? So whenever I have some free time, I just go visit that list and chat with people who I know love to engage with me.
IFTTT’s capabilities are beyond limitless. They can do so much more than just stuff with Twitter. Another favorite “recipe” as they call it, is when I favorite something on Pocket, it will automagically be placed on my buffer queue. Talk about a TIME SAVER!!!
IFTTT also has great mobile apps for both Apple and Android. Seriously go check them out!
There are many other tools I love to use to make Twitter worthwhile, but I can’t elaborate on them all. So I’ll mention them here:
- Twitter Android App
- Twitter Analytics
What about you?
What are some great tools you use to make Twitter worthwhile for you? Share in the comments below.